Family fun day postponed

WATCH YOUR SPEED-The County Council have erected two speed detectors on the Chatsworth road to alert drivers if they are exceeding the speed limit through the village. One for northbound traffic is located near the handball alley and the other (southbound) is opposite the Chatsworth housing estate. The illuminated unit shows the current speed of the vehicle approaching in bbright red digits and the hope is that anyone reading their speed as in excess of the 50 Km/ph will be encouraged to reduce to under the legal limit.

WATCH YOUR SPEED-The County Council have erected two speed detectors on the Chatsworth road to alert drivers if they are exceeding the speed limit through the village. One for northbound traffic is located near the handball alley and the other (southbound) is opposite the Chatsworth housing estate. The illuminated unit shows the current speed of the vehicle approaching in bbright red digits and the hope is that anyone reading their speed as in excess of the 50 Km/ph will be encouraged to reduce to under the legal limit.

SCHOOL EXTENSION-Councillor John Brennan has announced that he has made representation to the Minister of Education regarding the extension and removal the of the prefab at St Patrick’s National School Parents have expressed disatisfaction at the existance of the prefabs and have demanded a proper extension to the school. One of the factors quoted in relation to the delay in consideration of the proposals is the fact that the school is less than twenty old.

CHAMPIONSHIP WIN-Cloneen continued their improved run of form when they overcame The Village in the Junior Championship in Canon Kearns Park, Ballycomey on Wednesday evening. Represented by the youngest squad ever in this grade Cloneen started brightly and went into an early lead. Full forward Pauric Maher, recently returned from the U.S.A. then made a big impact on the match when in a six minute spell he shot 2 goals and a point to set Cloneen on their way. The half time score was 2-7 to 0-5. The city side upped their game in the second half and with 10 minutes remaining they got a lucky goal when the sliotar deflected to the Cloneen net off one of the defenders. Again it was Pauric Maher who staedied the ship with a magnificent pointed free from over 80 yards and just inside the sideline. Cloneen finished stronger and ran out winners on a 2-12 to 1-8 scoreline. Cloneen fielde without chief marksman Graeme Lawler who reported sick but in youthful players like Brian Cahill, Dean Shortall, Kevin Delaney, Podge Delaney and M.J.Feehan they now have the core of a promising side wich as well as reaching the quarter final of the championship are also in the final of the league. This is a far cry from a year ago when they survived relegation by beating St. Lactains in a play off at the end of the season. Turnout and application at training is much better than previously and things look much more promising than in the past.

HANDBALL-Clogh Handball Club was well represented at the juvenile team championships in Garryhill over the weekend. On the Kilkenny under 12-13 team of 6 from Clogh were Ciaran Cooney, Aidan Barry and Eoin Regan along with Conor Murphy, Eoin Brennan, Conor Condon from Kells Robert Dowling (Mothel) and Jack Barcoe (Kilfane) who beat a strong Wexford team in the Leinster Final 84-57. On the Kilkenny under 14-15 team of 6 from Clogh were Marc Purcell and Shane Dunne along with Dion Bourke (Mothel), Jack Crehan (Kells), Niall Walsh and David Doyle ( bothWindgap) and Maurice Walsh (Kilfane) who overcame a very strong Wexford team to win the Leinster Final on an 80-64 scoreline.

On Sunday the All Ireland Juvenile Semi Finals were played In Mullinavat where In Under 15 Singles Padraig Cooney played Mikey Maher (Tipperary). Both players played some great handball with Padraig coming out on top. In Under 17 Singles Ronan Egan played Jason Cahill (Tipperary) but unfortunately he came up against a strong Tipperary player and was beaten. In Girls Under 17 Doubles Eilis Regan and Aoilean Hennessy played Sarah Lynch and Shannon Hayed (Limerick) and the two Kilkenny girls played well winning the match comfortably.

The Clogh club would like to wish Padraig, Eilis and Aoilean the very best of luck in the All Ireland Finals, also wish the two teams the best of luck in the next stage of the competition.upped their game in the second half and with 10 minutes remaining they got a lucky goal when the sliotar deflected to the Cloneen net off one of the defenders. Again it was Pauric Maher who staedied the ship with a magnificent pointed free from over 80 yards and just inside the sideline. Cloneen finished stronger and ran out winners on a 2-12 to 1-8 scoreline. Cloneen fielde without chief marksman Graeme Lawler who reported sick but in youthful players like Brian Cahill, Dean Shortall, Kevin Delaney, Podge Delaney and M.J.Feehan they now have the core of a promising side wich as well as reaching the quarter final of the championship are also in the final of the league. This is a far cry from a year ago when they survived relegation by beating St. Lactains in a play off at the end of the season. Turnout and application at training is much better than previously and things look much more promising than in the past.

POSTPONED-The Community Councils planned fun day in Clogh had to be put off at the last minute due ti the inclement weather. A wide ranging programme of events including athletics, camogie and games was on the agenda for what in the past was a very popular family day out and was generally blessed with glorious weather. The cabaret went ahead in Kavanaghs and proved highly entertainng. The Fun Day has been provisionally re-scheduled for Sunday 2 September.